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Goodbye from Mr. Kerr

Dear Students, Parents and the Rancho Gabriela Community,

It is with mixed feeling that I deliver this news. This year will be my final year at Rancho. I am retiring and will pursue another career. I have had 10 great years at Rancho serving students, teachers, and our community. Thank you for entrusting me as your principal for my tenure. Rancho has the best staff in the district and Ms. Ruff will take over as principal next year which is what I hoped for. 

You are in many great hands of Rancho staff members helping your children and young adults grow into EPIC adults. 

Thank you.

Mr. Kerr
 
Posted : 5/19 | Direct Link
8th Grade Promotion
We are excited for our Drive Thru Promotion to celebrate 8th grade promotion!

Drive Thru Promotion will be Wednesday, May 20th @ 9am!  

Please follow the traffic control instructions upon arrival.

8th grade students will receive Promotion Certificates, Pre-ordered Yearbooks, Honors and awards, and treats in a special goodie bag.

Check out the Rancho Gabriela Elementary Facebook page or check out the 8th Grade Baby Rattlers video HERE
Posted : 5/19 | Direct Link
Promotion Photos
We are excited to offer parents the opportunity for Kindergarten and 8th grade Promotion pictures.  Grads Photography is scheduling individual photo sessions so your child does not miss out on capturing this special moment in time.   Schedule Now

As a reminder: 
8th Promotion will be a drive thru celebration at Rancho Gabriela on Wednesday, May 20th at 9am.  We are excited to celebrate Promotion with you!


Also, Kindergarten teachers will be having a drive thru Aloha Celebration on Monday, May 18th from 3-5pm and Tuesday, May 19th from 8-10am.  Please plan on attending one of these event times to say goodbye to Kinder teachers and pick up student belongings.
Posted : 5/15 | Direct Link
Remote Learning Grading Process

April 13, 2020

Dear Rancho Families,

We know there are many questions regarding the grading process as we are doing remote learning for this last semester. While it is our hope that remote learning is a meaningful and engaging experience, we are being flexible to ensure that students have every opportunity to demonstrate competency.

Here are the grading guidelines we are following for the Spring 2020 semester for K-8 students:
 
  • K-5th grade student work should not exceed 1 - 2 hours per day, or approximately 15 minutes per subject. Please note that reading (or ELA) and math may be slightly longer.

  • 6th - 8th grade student work should not exceed 20 to 30 minutes per day, per subject, or 2 to 3 hours a day in total.

  • Teachers will give one grade per subject, every week. This includes the special that each class is scheduled for that week.

  • Late work rules have been suspended, so if work is late it will be graded for full credit.

  • Shorter quizzes will replace unit tests and students will have the opportunity for retakes.

  • In general, work should not negatively impact grades. If the teacher notes that the work is not at the same level the student performed at prior to the closure, work should be returned to the student to redo.

  • If a student does not turn in an assignment, an Incomplete (I) will be entered and the teacher will reach out first to the student and then to the parent to encourage completion.

We look forward to working with your students remotely for the remainder of the year. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or principal. It is our goal to make remote learning as easy as possible during this challenging time, and we are dedicated to working with each of you to make that happen.

Thank you!
Posted : 4/14 | Direct Link
Share your good news and celebrations!
Good News and CelebrationsThe Dysart Unified School District would like to celebrate students, staff and community members who are contributing to the greater good during this unprecedented time. Do you have a teacher or staff member who is going above and beyond in assisting a student in remote learning?  Is your student/club working on a community service project or spreading cheer through a positive action? Did a community group or organization donate time or goods to your school? We want to hear from you. Please fill out the form below with the information and share a photo of the kind act so we can share these #DysartExtraordinary actions with our community.

Good News and Celebrations Form
 
Posted : 4/14 | Direct Link
Order your Yearbook Now
Reserve Your 2019-2020 Yearbook Today!
 
Pre-Order your 2019-2020 Rancho Gabriela Elementary School yearbook today for $22.00
 
Yearbooks available online only thru April 1st.  Pricing increases to $25 after January 1st.

Order your 2019-2020 yearbook
 
Personalization with student name available for $3.

Submit Special 8th Grade Yearbook Messages &  Baby Pictures
 
“Honor your child as you send them off to high school”
 
Prices for 8th-Grade Dedications:
 
1/8 page       $5
 
1/4 page   $10
 
1/2 page   $15
 
 
All yearbooks will be delivered to your child's school in the May. Thank you!

 
Posted : 11/15/2019 | Direct Link
13th Annual Turkey Trot & Thanksgiving Lunch
Rancho Gabriela’s Thanksgiving lunch
Thursday, November 21st
 

All student families are invited to join us for for our Thanksgiving Feast.   Sadly, we have canceled the Turkey Trot due to weather.

Parents/guardians plan to arrive 10 minutes early to purchase lunch. Non-school age siblings may attend but must be supervised and stay with a parent at all times.
IYou can purchase lunch when you arrive on campus for everyone in your party in order to speed up the cafeteria process. 
Lunch cost is $3.50 for adults or non-students and $2.60 for students.

*Small bills or exact change will be greatly appreciated. Card payments are not accepted.
 
See Thanksgiving Flyer for more info.
Posted : 11/4/2019 | Direct Link
Book Fair Spirit Week 10/7-10/11
October 7th-11th is Conference & Book Fair Week. Don't forget to stop by the book fair during your Parent Teacher Conference.

The Book Fair theme is Arctic Adventure and we will be dressing up to show our spirit!

Monday-Brrr, the Arctic is cold-Wear Hats and Scarves
Tuesday-Wear black & white like a Penguin
Wednesday-Narwals are the "unicorns of the sea," Wear mythical creatures (dragons, unicorns, etc...)
Thursday-Animal Day, Wear animal headbands, ears, shirts, or animal prints
Friday-Rancho spirit day, Wear Rancho spirit gear
 
Posted : 10/1/2019 | Direct Link
It's Back!! Yankee Candle/Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Rancho's Yankee Candle and Cookie Dough fundraiser back by popular demand now September 30th thru October 11th.

Get your holiday shopping done and stock up on delicious desserts while supporting your school at the same time.

This sale helps support educational enrichment.  Your support is appreciated! 

Orders forms will go home with students on Monday, September 30th.
 
Posted : 9/19/2019 | Direct Link
Curriculum Night 9/19/19
Rancho families are invited to Curriculum Night on Thursday, 9/19 from 5:00-6:00pm.

Visit your child's classes to find out what they have been and will be learning throughout the school year.

Don't forget to visit Specials/Elective classes as well.

Principal Kerr will also be in the library from 5:30-6:30 sharing information regarding the Dysart Bond Election.
Posted : 9/13/2019 | Direct Link
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